Wednesday, January 30, 2013

We've hit 1 million downloads!

MapsWithMe, debuted in 2011 with the Lite version for iOS, experienced the hockey stick in 2012 by gradually increasing the features set and ultimately releasing the Android version. This year we have grown our user base 10x hitting the 7-digit milestone.

MapsWithMe is a mapping tool designed to make our users’ travel experience smoother and safer. The maps themselves along with search, bookmarks and other features operate completely offline and do not require Internet connection. Including the maps of all the countries and cities in the world in one compact app has clearly put us into the driving seat in the market of offline mapping tools.

One of our secret sauces is the special map data compression technique which shrinks the map data impressively while maintaining the highest level of detail possible. To throw in the numbers, the map of Switzerland in full detail is only 69MB, while the whole Brazil fits into 74MB. As a result, the map download process is remarkably fast, zooming is smooth, search is just instant and the bookmarks are always available. Last but not least, your phone would not end up being filled up by a bunch of maps, leaving space for tons of music, videos and photos you might want to take while traveling with our maps installed.

Today MapsWithMe proudly features itself in most app stores (App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, etc.) and continues to grow the user base consistently.

And it's just a start of a great journey…